The news and views from around this polluted world that caught our attention this week:
Northeast states pissed at Midwest states over coal pollution
Eight governors from the Northeast are asking the EPA to crack down. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is gearing up to hear a big air-pollution case.
Air-purifying bicycle concept eats pollution and generates oxygen
Bikes are already awesome. They’re efficient, affordable, and green. But they don’t eat pollution. Yet.
EU-approved ‘safe’ air pollution levels causing early deaths
Air pollution in the European Union is causing premature deaths even when levels meet quality guidelines, a report has shown.
Traffic, pollution cause Chinese cities to slow new car sales
Dalian will become the fifth city in China to impose new-vehicle sales restriction as the country looks to address growing pollution problem.
Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust
Minister rejects proposal to amend regulations to make companies sign a bond to pay for potential pollution incidents.
China air pollution from space
When NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image on December 7, 2013, thick haze stretched from Beijing to Shanghai, a distance of about 1,200 kilometers.
More than 100 Washington day cares dangerously close to pollution
Pound for pound, children breathe more than adults, receiving a relatively bigger toxic dose delivered to their developing bodies.
Vice went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers…